We know that Google’s announcing something Android in New York City on October 29. We’re pretty sure that there’s going to be a 32GB Nexus 7 introduced, along with possibly a Nexus phone, and the possibility of a 10-inch Nexus Tablet. What we didn’t expect is this rumor that came through the wires today: the Nexus 10 could be packing a 2560×1600 screen with 300ppi. That would be great, and certainly a genuine competitor for the Retina iPad, which went through its second iteration yesterday without the Android camp matching it with a high resolution tablet.
The current iPad screen uses a 2048×1536 display which outputs about 264ppi, so if this rumor is true, Android will finally have a tablet screen that runs on higher resolution than the iPad. This specific rumor comes from “internal sources” contacted by The Next Web, but they’re pretty good on reliability and the revelation matches up with previous leaks and rumors. While a Nexus 10 with a beautiful display would be great, there are lots of Android users that just want to see cool updates to the Android platform. Apparently, there’s a form of user switching in the works.
Google’s slogan for the event–”the playground is open”–leads us to believe that this is going to be a fun event with a bunch of new features to “play” with. Or it could be referring to changes in Google Play. Regardless, we’ll be there, so check back here on the 29th for the lastest from the geniuses at Google.
- 2014-04-21: HTC Could Deliver Nexus 8 (Rumor)
- 2014-04-18: Future Google Nexus Smartphone Might Have MediaTek Solution Powering It
- 2014-04-01: Nexus 10 Listed As "Coming Soon" On Google Play
- 2014-03-18: Nexus Wall Charger On Google Play Store
- 2014-02-24: Nexus 6 Relies On 64-bit 8-Core Snapdragon 810 (Rumor)
- 2014-02-06: Next Nexus Tablet Will Be Built By HTC [Rumor]
- 2013-02-12: Android 4.2.2 Update Hit Nexus 7, Nexus 10, Maybe Nexus 4
- 2012-11-15: Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 shipments in the U.S. begins, 32GB Nexus 7 with HSPA+ sells out
- 2012-06-27: Nexus 7 tablet image leaked